Kings' DeMarcus Cousins out this weekend with viral infection

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DeMarcus Cousins hospitalized, out through the weekend
Wednesday December 3rd, 2014

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been hospitalized with a viral infection and will not play this weekend, the team announced on Wednesday

Cousins has already missed three games due to the infection and underwent additional evaluation on Tuesday evening as he continues to recover. The Kings said Cousins' condition "is improving daily and a full recovery is anticipated."

The 24-year-old is expected to return next week. 

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Cousins will miss at least Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers and Saturday's game against the Orlando Magic. He last played in a Nov. 26 loss to the Houston Rockets

Cousins is averaging 23.5 points and 12.6 rebounds through 15 games this season, the latter of which leads the NBA.

Ryan Hollins has been starting in place of Cousins at center for Sacramento. 

- Molly Geary 

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